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BOOKS REVIEW

Agamemnon Must Die by Hock G. Tjoa
*****
My Review:
First thing that I have to say is that you may need to prepare your eyes in good condition to read this book. Unlike any other books I read recently where I can be relaxed while reading, Agamemnon Must Die requires total focus as there are a lot of names and characters to remember. This book forces me to travel back in time to the Greek war age. Since I love history, thanks to the author I gained some useful stuff by reading this. The author is indeed rich of information related with the Greek history. The characters, in overall, are well-developed with own background and motive. The sentences in used are poetic, something that I am really into and enjoyed reading it. The only downside for me is the amount of unfamiliar names that I have to remember. Since I am having a short memory, this created a major issue in finishing the book. Overall, history lovers would definitely enjoy this book.
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My Review:
I am guessing the author had experienced this before in real life. I am saying that because some of the descriptions are very detail, which is good. Very well written as well. Once you start reading you forget there are words on the page and you are not standing next to the characters and experiencing everything with them; imagery so vivid that you can almost taste and smell what the main character does. The story line moves quickly and the writing style is direct which kept me captivated and wanting to read more.
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My Review:
The character development was on point, the emotions reached me and I felt like I was with the different characters as they discussed their concerns, emotions and more. It actually took me a little bit to get sucked in but when I did I couldn’t put it down. Heart of Mystery is very well written. Well done!
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*****
My Review:
As a guitarist and an author, I never thought myself writing a guidebook to play guitar. Doug just nailed it! Love the idea. The lesson is very helpful, not just for beginner level but also advance level will find some of the lessons useful. The instructions are crystal clear!
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*****
My Review:
Finally, a book worth staying up late. I love the original idea of the author. This is something new, as far as I know. Anyway, the book is well-written, engrossing and easy to follow. The plot moves along with just enough speed to keep it balance and not boring. I really can’t wait to see this book into the big screen. Thumb up!
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*****
My Review:
This book is a page turner! I don’t really like sci-fi, but when I read “Will of Fate” by Samantha Britt, I just couldn’t stop. This book kept me turning the pages cause the pacing is good and didn’t leave me feeling like I was slogging through any slow points. A very interesting and well written book. Definitely a good read.
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by Daniel Chong
*****
My Review:
Finally, an entertainment! I call Secret of the White Lake is an entertainment because for some reason it stimulated my imagination to the maximum level. I always love when it comes to adventure, discovering hidden places, cultural knowledge, etc. And I must say that this novel has one package full of everything I wish for in a book. I’m not going to repeat what other reviewers said about the content of the book. I am just gonna say that I am fully satisfied.

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My Review:
First of all, I am gonna say “What a read!” It took me almost a month to finish reading this. The author knowledge about the topic is amazing. He is definitely knows what he wants to share. I don’t know how he receives all this information. To me, it feels like I was watching discovery channel the whole month, and it was great. I mean, I gain more than enough about new things. That’s why this book stayed with me until the last page. The only downside is the fact that there are so many characters with complicated names that is impossible to remember. But, I guess, that’s just me. Overall, well plotted, cleverly written, informative and complex. Bravo to the author!
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My Review:
I just finished reading Forged, and it was a good read. This book is well-written and the author took full attention in developing the main character, Rayne, allowing the reader to get inside her head and get a complete picture of what comforts her. Rayne character is refreshingly real and honest, and I really enjoyed getting more of her as she’s a bit like me in real life. The author did an amazing job at establishing the main character while touching on subjects such as death and trauma.The plot has a twist that will leave the reader guessing until the very end. Highly recommend and look forward to reading all of the author’s other works! 
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My Review:

I don’t really like reading drama romantic story because sometimes it can be so cliche. Though I don’t often read this kind of genre, I gotta that the author did a fantastic job in bringing new stuff into this story. I like the creative and imagination work. The story line is pretty simple, but the way the author put too much attention in building up both characters make the book slightly different from the ones I used to read. One thing I really love is the fact that the author played my emotion by letting me to hate Paul so much and feeling sorry for Rhees. Overall, it’s definitely worth reading
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I appreciate what the author is trying to present in this book. Though I found this reading a little bit unreal and even awkward at some points, I managed to finish reading it anyway. I don’t see any grammatical error, that’s a plus and probably the most important thing in literature industry. The plot is kinda flat, and the characters could have been develop more. However, I learned a lot of things reading this, which I take it as a benefit. The word “Kratocracy” for one, I didn’t know what is until I googled it. Anyway, it’s quite an entertainment reading Dreams in Kratocracy
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The Messenger
by Kylen Gartland

*****
My Review:
The first thing I gotta say that the author clearly had a very good imagination. The main character, Ameliora, is well developed and well-crafted. The part where she discovers her true calling is something I really enjoyed about this book, and yet, I learned something from it. The Messenger has its way of hooking me to unwrap the mystery that lies in the character mind, which is something I was curious about. Human nature making us so curious, but when it comes to animals, it doubles up the curiosity. Overall, this is an excellent book. I won’t give anything else away other than to say that this was a terrific read, very intellectually written, with a flair that I haven’t seen.
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*****
My Review:
This is not my first time reading the author’s work. I have no doubt of his talent in creating suspense. As for Blood Money, the story line is something I want to see in a big screen for sure. The only downside is the fact that the story is too short. There are a lot of things that should have been explore more. However, that doesn’t effect to my judgement in giving 5 stars rating. I am sure the author has prepared for the sequel of this one, which I am looking forward reading it!
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*****
My Review:
She sees in Metaphors, I really got engrossed in this book because of the writer’s fantastic way with words, it was very detailed until you had empathy with the main Character Jacqueline. The character is well developed and the story had great flow. Bryce Salazar writes very clean and effective, and this book seems to jump of the page! Overall, it is well written and might give you “some thoughts”, no pun intended… well at least it did to me.
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My Review:
The title explains a lot. The Classroom Effect is all about teenagers and all the conflicts related. Reading this, I felt like how time flies and how much I miss those moments. I feel old now. Anyway, the plot is well built as well as the main character. I found myself smile a bit as I realized I experienced some of those back in the days. This is a light reading, dedicated to all readers above 15. Glad I read this, to get the confident of where I am standing now.
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My Review:
Space…travel…adventure…that’s what the author tries to deliver. Emotions need to add solidly to the characters. There are too many sophisticated stuff in the story which can be the strong point and the weak point as the same time. I believe the author has done a great job in combining her knowledge in the specific topic with the imagination. But what I learned from writing sci-fi is that sometimes you don’t need to be so detail to avoid confusion from readers, unless this book is only for specific group of people with equal information about the stuff. Overall, I enjoyed what I read. Kudos for the debut and best of luck for the coming works.
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My Review:
The author writes very well. You can see, hear, taste, smell, and feel what the characters do. It is truly a 3 dimensional experience. I was hooked from the 1st page and couldn’t put down the book. The plot is flow naturally. The conversations are light and make sense. Overall, I truly believe that this book is worth the read.

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My Review:
One thing that I love the most about this book is the twists and turns. I like to read something “heavy” that needs your brain to work out a bit. Combustion by Mercedes Montgomery is one of the samples of book that has “soul” in it. I believe the author has a great imagination of being able to create such good work. Nicely Done!!! 

By Joannes Rhino

Bali Online Editor – Bali Editor – Bali Writer

 

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